Director of Operations
With over 25 years of youth development experience, JuanCarlos has dedicated himself to strengthening his community and the youth within it. Prior to becoming the Club’s Director of Operations about eight years ago, JuanCarlos’s community involvement included peer leadership, program coordination, gang prevention and intervention as a street outreach worker, and serving as a founding member of the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC).
As the Director of Operations, JuanCarlos supports the BGCGL team in providing comprehensive strategic planning, youth development and educational programming, oversees all building operations, and supervises the Youth Development Program Director.
JuanCarlos is well respected as a leader in the field of youth work. His work in youth violence prevention and peacemaking has been published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and he has received numerous awards including National Professional of the Year through the Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals an the National Service to Youth Award through Boys & Girls Club of America. JuanCarlos currently serves on multiple community Boards, and this year, was appointed to the Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Board by the Governor.
JuanCarlos is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and earned a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree with concentrations in Psychology and Legal Studies. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership through Tufts University.